Hi, my name is Alison Ball. My colleagues and myself are Psychotherapists originally trained in Melbourne Australia in the mid-1980's and onwards. My colleagues tell you about themselves and their work on their own pages. After training and working as a Social Worker for many years I, personally have worked in my private Psychotherapy practice in Melbourne Australia since 1986.

My phone contact is 0430 621 787 and my place of work in Melbourne changed from Kew to 223 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East in 2012. Melburnians will know it as being close to Camberwell Junction and almost opposite the Rivoli Cinema. Since July 2016 I also work in Cardinia Shire which is convenient for clients from the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne to Berwick or even to Warragul. I mostly work with individual adults in medium to long term psychotherapy as well as some short term counselling clients and the supervision of other psychotherapists and counsellors.

You can click here if you wish to make a booking enquiry with me personally now and you can click on my Blog if you want to see current thoughts from myself and my colleagues. My colleagues work in other Melbourne suburbs as below under their photographs.

All of us have a continuing commitment to life-long learning so, as well as former careers and much life experience, we have all, before and since qualifying as psychotherapists, participated in numerous personal and professional development courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and lecture series as well as our own therapy and on-going supervision.

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As part of my own ongoing learning, in 1998 I completed a Masters of Psychoanalytic Studies at Monash University's Department of Psychological Medicine. Participating in this course while it lasted was a great priviledge. My minor thesis was published as a book, the second edition of which is called "Taboo or Not Taboo: Reflections on Physical Touch in Psychoanalysis and Somatic Psychotherapy". Contact Alison if you would like a copy.

Though I have discontinued my membership in recent times, from the 1980’s myself and my colleagues took an active role in the formation and growth of what became our major professional association, the Australian Association of Somatic Psychotherapists. I, personally, served there as President and in other capacities more than once. In 2011 I was instrumental in the decision of the Association to take the step of joining with our sister Association which was the Australian Somatic Integration Association. Together we formed what is now the Australian Somatic Psychotherapy Association (ASPA).
Our original Associations were also founding and constituent members of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA) and our members took critical roles in PACFA from its formation. PACFA set up a Register of individual practitioners and, should we choose to do so, all of us are eligible to be placed on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP)

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